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“Asian art, anyone?”

Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities
Ranked #96 of 303 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities is a vivid meeting place for Asian cultures, a forum for experiences and debate on Asia in the world, culturally and traditionally – both in the present and in the future.
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“Asian art, anyone?”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

The museum has got some very good collections af asian art, mainly chinese. Very good on neolithic pottery, bronzes and other ceramics. Unfortunately only a few percent of the museums holdings are exhibited, however, you will still get a good overview. But do bring a flashlight, since some exhibitions are very dark,and you will have difficulties appreciating all, without one!

Visited November 2011
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“Mixed opinion”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

Sometimes this museum have special exhibitions, right now the "Gold of the incas". Then they will have these special exhibitions in the Swedish defence underground systems neighbouring the museum. If there is one of these going on, I can strongly recommend it. Entering into the underground system and seeing magnificent things from far away in both time and space is magical. The queues can be long, but book beforehand or be on time.

But.... if you come only for the ordinary exhibition, well, you might be a bit disappointed. To me it felt cold and not very professional. Personal opinion, of course. But, I wouldn't pay the fee only for the ordinary objects on display.

Café wasn't very nice either and combined with gift shop it felt noise and unrestful.

Visited November 2011
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“Pleasant, if Not Overwhelming”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

The highlight of the Ostasiatiska Museet was the collection of photographs of late 19th and early 20th Century China. There is an extensive display of photographs that illustrates the way of life of that era in China, and they reveal a lot. Frankly, the artwork on display is typical of other Asian art museums, and at least for us, was not a standout. The museum is on Skepsholmen, adjacent to the Modern Art Museum, so it is easy to do both at once. Don't miss the nearby fanciful outdoor modern art sculpture garden. Skepsholmen is a quiet island, compared to the hustle and bustle of Djurgarden (Skansen) or Gamla Stan.

Visited August 2011
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